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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) – Causes, Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a bacterial infection that affects the reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

It is a condition that can affect women of any age, but it is most common in women of reproductive age. The inflammation can result in scarring and damage to the reproductive organs, leading to fertility issues.

Importance of Pelvic Health in Fertility

importance of pelvic health

Maintaining optimal pelvic health is crucial to preventing and treating conditions such as PID, which can significantly impact fertility. The pelvis plays a vital role in the reproductive process, housing and protecting the delicate reproductive organs.

Damage or scarring to the pelvis can result in blocked or narrowed fallopian tubes, making it difficult or impossible for eggs to travel from the ovaries to the uterus, thus preventing conception.

To optimize pelvic health, women should practice regular, gentle exercise and practice safe sex. Avoiding multiple sexual partners and getting tested and treated for STIs immediately can prevent the development of PID.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Causes and Risk Factors

PID is caused by bacteria that enter the vagina and travel up into the reproductive organs. The bacteria can enter through sexual contact with someone with an existing infection, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. Other risk factors for developing PID include:

  • Multiple sexual partners
  • History of sexually transmitted infections
  • Previous history of PID
  • Use of intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of PID can vary from mild to severe, and some women may not display any symptoms at all. Common symptoms include:

  • Painful and heavy periods
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Fever and chills
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge

If left untreated, PID can affect pelvic health, leading to serious complications such as chronic pelvic pain, tubal scarring, and infertility.

Diagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PID diagnosis requires a thorough medical history and physical examination by a specialist. Dr. Supriya Puranik, a leading infertility specialist in Pune, has extensive experience diagnosing and treating PID.

In addition to evaluating symptoms, infertility experts may order laboratory tests, including blood and cultures, to identify the bacteria causing the infection.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treatment

Treatment for PID typically involves a combination of antibiotics and pain management medication. In some cases, surgical intervention may be required to remove abscesses or damaged tissue.

Basis the diagnosis, a fertility specialist may prepare comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for patients diagnosed with PID.

Delaying treatment for PID can permanently damage the reproductive organs, leading to infertility. Pelvic health plays a crucial role in overall reproductive health, and it’s essential to seek medical attention immediately at the first sign of any symptoms.

With Dr. Supriya Puranik’s expertise, treatment for PID is possible, and patients can regain their pelvic health and find relief from the accompanying pain and discomfort.

Get in Touch:

If you have symptoms of PID or any other reproductive health issues, schedule an appointment with Dr. Supriya Puranik. As a leading infertility specialist in Pune, she can help diagnose and treat various reproductive health issues. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Don’t wait to seek medical attention if you have PID symptoms or other reproductive health issues. Dr. Supriya Puranik and her team can provide expert care and support to help you achieve optimal pelvic health and fertility.

About Doctor


Dr. Supriya Puranik

Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist

Often known as the last glimmer of hope for people who have lost all hope for conceiving a child, Dr. Supriya Puranik is a leading gynaecologist, high-risk obstetrician and Head of IVF & Gynaecology department at Ankura Hospital, Pune

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She is excellent. And as a goddess for my family. After long time I m blessed with twins baby due to her efforts only. She used to boost me with lots of positive thoughts whenever I lost the hope. You are too supportive mam. Thanks a lot.

Even the hospital staff, Nurses, mousis,house keeping staffs are at your step when ever needed when I was admitted.

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Thank you so much Dr Puranik Mam and Team. keep up the good work


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